SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - We are nine days away from the mayoral special election and the candidates are campaigning hard for the undecided voters.
Saturday, Councilman David Alvarez took part in a Lunar New Year celebration. He says he'll spend the days leading up to the election walking neighborhoods and connecting with voters.
"People are ready for a fresh start for the city. We have to make sure we start investing in neighborhoods. And not giving downtown special interest all the big projects, all the money," Alvarez said. "People out in the community like Mira Mesa, this it what they want."
"We're continuing the reform so we have dollars to put back into our neighborhoods," Faulconer said. "To pave our streets, to keep our libraries and rec centers open on nights and weekends. To put more cops on the beat, that's what I'm going to bring as mayor and I can't wait to get started."
The mayoral special election will be held on February 11th.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.
Chula Vista police will be looking for drivers talking or texting on cell phones Tuesday and through the end of the month as part of "Distracting Driving Awareness Month."
Police were on the lookout Tuesday for the man who fired a shot while robbing a Rolando-area smoke shop and his accomplice who emptied its cash register.